17 September 2012

My Mother, The Zombie II

The first My Mother, The Zombie post is here.
Comments after the jump.

 Genevieve Lefebvre dit BOULANGER
 Birth: Feb 1838, Canada
 Baptism: 1834, St-Gervais, Qu├Ębec
 Marriage: 26 Oct 1851, Burlington, Vermont to John King (1828-1900)
 Death: 1855, Yamachiche, Quebec, Canada

 CHILDREN with John King
 NAME                            BIRTH DATE
 Cyprien LECLAIR             05 May 1853
 Cyprien LECLAIR             05 May 1853
 Cyprien LECLAIR             05 May 1853
 Ellen LECLAIR                 13 Nov 1856
 Ellen LECLAIR                 13 Nov 1856
 Ellen LECLAIR                 13 Nov 1856
 Ellen LECLAIR                 13 Nov 1856
 Genevieve LECLAIR         29 Jan 1857
 Genevieve LECLAIR         29 Jan 1857
 Genevieve LECLAIR         29 Jan 1857
 Marie Helene LECLAIR     13 Nov 1859
 Marie Helene LECLAIR     13 Nov 1859
 Marie Helene LECLAIR     13 Nov 1859
 Celina LECLAIR               03 Jul  1861
 Celina LECLAIR               03 Jul  1861
 Celina LECLAIR               03 Jul  1861
 Tutfield King                        abt 1862
 Tutfield King                        abt 1862
 Tutfield King                        abt 1862
 Mary LECLAIR                 04 Apr 1865
 Mary LECLAIR                 04 Apr 1865
 Mary LECLAIR                 04 Apr 1865
 Philomene LECLAIR        10 Aug 1866
 Philomene LECLAIR        10 Aug 1866
 Philomene LECLAIR        10 Aug 1866
 Henry LECLAIR               10 Jan 1868
 Henry LECLAIR               10 Jan 1868
 Henry LECLAIR               10 Jan 1868
 Emma LECLAIR               14 Mar 1869
 Emma LECLAIR               14 Mar 1869
 Emma LECLAIR               14 Mar 1869
 Juellie LECLAIR               28 Apr 1871
 Juellie LECLAIR               28 Apr 1871
 Juellie LECLAIR               28 Apr 1871
 Julia LECLAIR                 20 OCT 1874
 Julia LECLAIR                 20 OCT 1874
 Julia LECLAIR                 20 OCT 1874
 mary leclair                               1877

 CHILDREN with Unknown Spouse
 NAME                            BIRTH DATE
 Napoleon LECLAIR            1 Jun 1858
 Ellen King                                 1860
 Sufrone King                             1866
 Emma King                               1870
 Julie King                                  1872
 Marie Agnes LECLAIR      18 Aug 1877
 Agness King                              1878

 SOURCES
 Quebec, Vital Church Records
    - Burial in 1855 for Genevieve Lefebvre Boulanger

 3 Ancestry Member Trees
    - 2 of the trees have her married to Cyprien Leclair (1828-1886)
    - The same 2 trees have no death date for her, the 3rd has 1867.
    - The 3rd also has most of the above nonsense.

 1902 Burlington (VT) Business Directory page (attached photo from another tree)

ⓑⓐⓡⓚⓘⓝⓖ  ⓤⓟ  ⓣⓗⓔ  ⓦⓡⓞⓝⓖ  ⓣⓡⓔⓔ

What? That's not common? I thought triplet births happened all the time and why wouldn't you name them all the same? That wouldn't be confusing at all.
This and one other tree seem to be the same. Many others have variations on these errors. It looks as though everyone copied the children but no one bothered to see if they matched any census records or if their births dates were biologically possible.
There is one tree that looks a little more reliable. They have a story stating they believe Cyprien Leclair and John King are the same person. On their tree Genevieve isn't a zombie mom, her death date is 1903. Unfortunately even they copied the children from other trees so Ellen and Genevieve are still born less than 3 months apart and Emma's birth date is different, 1 Aug 1870. That would make her about 9 months older than her sister Juellie.
If you're curious about the only census records attached to any of these trees here are the links:

1870 on Ancestry.com
1880 on Ancestry.com
1880 on Family Search

NOTE: Genevieve above is the mother-in-law of Charles in last Friday's tree. That is not to say Genevieve is the mother-in-law of Charles. I have no proof of that. I also have no proof that those census records are correct so if this is your family do your own research and decide for yourself!


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